"Commitment to your craft; Commitment to your community."

At the Downtown Bellingham Partnership, we work to improve our local community and economy through inspiring individuals and businesses to think outside the box and push themselves. This is where Morning Jam comes in. A monthly creative lecture series, each month features a different speaker at the top of their creative field who discusses their profession, what inspires them, and what drives them. 

Morning Jams are on the third Wednesday of every month at 7:30am and free to the public. We have toast, jam, coffee, and bring you folks from within our community who are committed to what they do. These fine people tell their stories and show us how design has influenced their trade.

Thank you to the Pickford Film Center, Avenue Bread, Bow Hill Blueberries, and The Black Drop Coffeehouse for their generous donations to this program. 


September 21 | Pickford Film Center | 7:30am

There is a food Renaissance happening in Whatcom County. And we can all be a part. …As we celebrate September Eat Local Month, hear from Sara Southerland, a lady at the helm of the good food movement who will introduce how eating locally impacts our community economically, socially and environmentally, not to mention the impacts of food on our health, mood, well being, and most importantly – taste buds! 

Sara Southerland is the Food & Farming Manager at Sustainable Connections where she works with businesses of all kinds to connect, promote and build a strong local food system that supports our community with every bite. Sara is also the Co-founder of Electric Beet Juice Co., an organic juice bar and café featuring delicious, artisan, locally sourced fare for every palate. She loves living in Bellingham and is committed to making Whatcom County the best place to live, play and work. When she’s not playing with food, talking about food, or organizing foodie events, Sara loves to go on hikes, ride her bicycle, sing and dance to cheesy 80s music.


Thank you to our sponsors Bowhill Blueberries, The Pickford Cinema, Avenue Bread, Bellingham Roasters and Blackdrop Coffee.

Do you:

  • Know someone who you think would be a good Morning Jam speaker?
  • Have a burning passion that you need to share with the world? 
  • Have some general feedback?

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